Thursday, October 9, 2014

10 Months In and a Mini Review

In a couple days Shawn is 10 months old. I can't believe it! We are still cloth diapering 95% of the time during the day, though not so much at night. My babies are such difficult sleepers (and don't go BACK to sleep easily if they wake) that it's just never been something I push. I don't need to be stressing about if their diaper is so fluffy that it's uncomfortable, or if it's  not fluffy enough and is going to leak, or about trying to figure out (or afford) wool. When they get older and stop having a bottle to go to sleep I usually try an organic Flip insert, topped with a mf/fleece doubler inside a Flip cover, and it usually works for us.

The other brand I've tried lately (in addition to BumGenius pockets and Flip covers) are Lalabyes. I love that they are All-in-2's or Pockets, and I love how soft and trim the bamboo inserts are.  They seem to wear well, and come in some cute colors and prints. They are not as bulletproof for me as my favorites though, and I'm not going to go crazy and switch my whole stash. I have 3 currently, and am pretty happy with them. I recently sold a purple (mulberry) one and bought a cute owl print instead. I definitely recommend them, but I can't trust them with just the bamboo inserts because they tend to bunch into the middle and then leak through the PUL on the edges. Throw some microfiber inside the pocket part (just a newborn insert) and they get a lot more dependable. They are pretty popular right now, but production is still kind of low, so they're sometimes hard to get a hold of the colors or prints you want. I got the first two used, and the second two at Nicki's Diapers and Dream Diapers. Here are some pictures of my Lalabyes:
EIEIO and Around the Mulberry Bush

The bamboo inserts can go against the skin or inside the suedecloth.

Itsy Bitsy Spider (and airing out in an old-style Thirsties fitted)


Owl Always Love You

And some more cute pictures of Shawn in his cloth.
Chaplin Flip - a new print from this summer.

A newer color - Hummingbird Flip

One of the newest prints - a Spence Flip (don't actually have this - bought it for a friend in Canada)

Armadillo Flip. Didn't love this at first, but now it's a favorite.

Sassy Flip

Albert 4.0 pocket. Love this print.

More Armadillo

Crazy baby in a Butternut (discontinued) Flip

Our only Alva Minky pocket. Love the giraffe.

BumGenius just announced two new colors that I'm excited about. I preordered "Stellar" (a dark blue). Hopefully it will be here in time to be a Christmas present for Shawn!

My "current" stash shot (before I traded the purple Lalabye for the Owl one)